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Reno Omokri Slams Ongoing National Protests, Explains Why

Reno gives his opinion

By Jide OkonjoPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

Nigerians are fed up! Right now, things are looking dire in the nation as the cost of living is rising astronomically high and many people are finding it very difficult to simply survive. As a result of this, people are now taking to the streets in protest and Nigerians are crying out bitterly. But one person who thinks the protesting is useless and is giving his reason why is political commentator Reno Omokri.

In a new tweet, Reno Omokri explains why he thinks the ongoing protests are useless, and profers alternative solutions to fix the problems we have now. Here's what Reno said, and the reactions to his post.

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Reno Omokri

Speaking about why he slams the protests, Reno Omokri said:

RENO OMOKRI: We Nigerians are wonderful people. We have various ways of complaining about the rate of the Dollar to the Naira. We will use funny pictures. We will laugh at those who voted for Bola Tinubu. We will do skits. And the latest one is that we will protest. Let me ask you a question. To your knowledge, in which country has all these shenanigans increased the value of their currency?

Ogbeni, get it into your head that the Naira has been floated. Now, only market forces determine the Naira's value. Nigeria is no longer spending $1.5 billion a month, that we don't have to inflate the Naira's value artificially.

If you don't like the fact that the Naira is ₦1600 to the Dollar, then change your consumption habits. Stop sending $10 million a day to South Africa via MTN and DSTV and $7 million daily to India through Airtel.

Drive Innoson

Call with Glo

Build with Dangote

Eat with Nasco

Drink Zobo

Celebrate with palm wine

Shop at local markets

Watch Enyimba and Kano Pillars

Wear aso oke, agbada, babanriga, or isi agu

There is no other way for the Naira to appreciate except we #GrowNairaBuyNaija

Reacting to Reno's post, one user named Javin responded saying:

-Do you drive or own innoson? -Glo has a slower network compared to MTN that's why people use MTN

-Dangote cement is unaffordable in Nigeria but cheaper in Ghana -Does Nasco produce Garri, beans and Rice the affordable foods mostly consumed in Nigeria

- I drink Zobo sometimes but it doesn't have varieties - To be honest the quality of palm wine should be upgraded - Most Nigerians can't even afford otherwise

- Nigeria sports in general should upgrade the quality of their stadiums, matches and live coverages then they would attract Nigerian viewership, sponsors and supporters

Nigerian clothes are more affordable for the average and poor Nigerians, most people wearing imported clothes in Nigeria are politicians, the affluent and elites.

Other people reacting also said: "I don’t have problems with other things listed o, but to watch eyinmba and Kano pillars 😂😂", "I should watch eyimba… but I should not subscribe on dstv.. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 shey our channels dey show any sport?"

Another person gave his own thoughts on what he thinks is happening saying: "Is like when you try to borrow to elevate your status at home but later the lender stop giving you loan, what happens. U go to Ur original status. That is exactly what is happening to Naira. The original rate is what we are having now, without ojoro."

What do you think about the protests, and do you agree or disagree with Reno Omokri? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment either below or on my Jide Okonjo Facebook post.

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